Date(s) - 31/05/2014
Mario Kart 8 is an upcoming kart-racing game in development for the Wii U. It is the eleventh installment in Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise, and the eighth in the main series. The game will release on May 31, 2014.
The game continues the traditional gameplay of the franchise, in which characters from the Mario universe race against each other in go-karts, attempting to hinder their opponents or improve their racing performance using various tools found in item boxes. Returning features from previous installments include motorbikes and 12-player racing from Mario Kart Wii, and hangliders and underwater racing from Mario Kart 7. New to this series include HD visuals and a focus on anti-gravity sections, allowing racers to drive on walls and ceilings. The game features local and online multiplayer modes for up to twelve racers. A new feature, called Mario Kart TV, allows players to use Miiverse to share clips from their races. The game is compatible with the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Wii U Pro Controller, and the Wii Wheel. The game runs at 60 frames per second, even in two player mode, and Nintendo is aiming to push it to four players.